For almost three decades, Tahnee Welch made her marks as both a model and an actress in the international showbiz scene. The daughter of successful American actress, Raquel Welch, as well as the younger sister of actor Damon Welch, Tahnee had her eye on showbiz from an early age. Having a mother as well as a sibling that had already gathered significant fame in the entertainment industry, glamour and stardom naturally occurred to Tahnee.
Despite having to go through some struggles before making it, she soon found her feet in intercontinental filming industries across Europe and the U.S. Read through to discover intriguing facts you never knew about the American model.
5 Things To Know About American Model Tahnee Welch
1. Tahnee Welch Started Modeling as a Child
Welch began professional modeling at 10. Her early appearance on the showbiz scene is somewhat thanks to her mother. Prior to her professional debut, Tahnee had earlier featured alongside her mom in Meredith’s magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal at the age of six. That was in 1967.
As a model, Tehnee worked for several popular European and American mags including Bunte, Marie Claire, GQ, Vogue, Interview, Playboy, and ¡Hola!, among others.
2. She Had a Difficult Childhood
Tahnee had a quite difficult childhood. First of all, her parents divorced while she was still of tender age; and then came the distractions of her mother’s acting profession and the fame that came with it. She once revealed in an interview that it was difficult growing up as the daughter of a famous mother, adding that she had no intimate relationship with her mother, Raquel Welch.
Raquel herself confirmed this in an interview she granted Daily Mail on October 30, 2010. The famous actress revealed that as her career success soared, she placed her job ahead of being with her young kids. She therefore usually left them with nannies while she traveled widely in the course of filming. This explains why Tahnee spent her childhood in different countries of the world including the U.S., England, Spain, and Italy. Raquel would also send formally signed letters to Tahnee and her brother Damon, instead of a rather informal one with “Mom” at the end.
3. She Abandoned High School for Acting
Tahnee dropped out of high school (Westlake School for Girls) as well as left home at sixteen. She did a number of menial jobs including working as a hairdresser, shop clerk, and housemaid to make ends meet. Welch later moved to New York where she enrolled for acting classes. After qualifying, she moved to Italy and kick-started an acting career.
Tahnee played her first lead role in the 1984 Italian film, Amarsi un po’... Tahnee meanwhile, continued to travel across continents for her career, also featuring in a number of other American and British productions including playing an alien in Ron Howard’s 1985 sci-fi dramedy, Cocoon as well as its sequel, Cocoon: The Return (1988). She also portrayed the major character of Princess Rosebud in Sleeping Beauty (1987).
Tahnee subsequently went bank to Europe, starring mostly in German and Italian movies and TV series including the 1989 romantic miniseries, Disperatamente Giulia where she played the title role of Giulia. She however, returned to the U.S in the 1990s, starring in numerous screen works including Night Train to Venice (1993), Search and Destroy (1995), I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), Sue (1997), Black Light (1999), Body and Soul (2000), among others.
4. Tahnee Dated Famous British Actor, Jared Harris
Starting from 1991, Tahnee Welch had a serious romantic affair with popular British actor and Mad Men star, Jared Harris. Their relationship was so involving that many sources report that the duo actually wedded in a secret ceremony. This has however turned out to be untrue. Be that as it may, Tahnee and Harris’s relationship did not last as the duo went their separate ways in 1996.
Prior to meeting Harris. Tahnee also had a whirlwind romantic affair with Italian-American actor, Luca Palanca. Welch met Palanca while she worked at their family restaurant. The duo, however, never took their relationship to a binding level.
5. In addition to Her Biological Father, She Has Three Step-fathers.
Tahnee Welch was born in 1961, precisely on the 26th day of December. She was born as Latanne Rene Welch to Raquel Welch and her husband, James Welch in San Diego, California, United States. In addition to her biological father, Tahnee has had three stepfathers as a result of her mother’s several remarriages, all of which have ended in divorce. These stepfathers include Patrick Curtis; André Weinfeld and Richard Palmer to whom her mother was married from 1999 to 2008.